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UFC on ESPN+ 12 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 4:15 p.m. ET (1:15 p.m. PT).
The event takes place at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. The card streams on ESPN+.
Renato Moicano (13-2-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) takes on former featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in the main event. In the co-feature, Rob Font (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) meets John Lineker (31-9 MMA, 12-4 UFC) in a bantamweight bout.
Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 4 p.m. ET for the ESPN+ prelims and 7 p.m. ET for the main card on ESPN+.
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Bryan Barberena vs. Randy Brown
Round 1 – Brown holding the center and stomps at the leg. Barberena moving laterally on the outside and throws a few low kicks of his own. Brown looking to cut off the cage, and he just misses on a high kick. Barberena looks comfortable as he moves on the outside. Barberena continues to chop at the legs. Brown answers back, and he’s threatening with crisp punches up top, as well. Brown misses on a high kick, but a few jabs land clean. Barberena kicks the body, and Brown catches it and pushes him to the fence. Nothing there, though, so he backs away. Barberena complains of an eye poke, but we carry on quickly. Final minute, and Barberena finally starting to press a little. Brown clinches and presses the action to the fence. Barberena punching a bit inside, but he’s not really landing anything with power. Round ends there. MMA Junkie gives it to Brown, 10-9.
Round 2 – Barberena with a sense of urgency to start the second, but he’s having trouble getting to his opponent. Brown keeping the distance measured perfectly and sticking and moving. Brown pushes into the clinch and works against the fence, but Barberena is able to slip away. Again he looks to strike and press, but Brown proves difficult to track down. Brown again into the clinch. Barberena counters well, grabbing the neck, and it forces Brown to spin and hit the deck. Barberena tries to set up on top but can’t keep him there. Again the move into the clinch. It’s grinding work, but neither man really has firm control of the fight. They pick up the pace a bit with one minute left. Brown fires in a few flying knee attempts. Back to the clinch. Big punches from Barberena at the end, but they miss. Close round, but but MMA Junkie leans toward Brown, 10-9.
Round 3 –
Records: Bryan Barberena (14-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC), Randy Brown (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Deron Winn vs. Eric Spicely
Round 1 – The taller Spicely looking to strike from range to start and fires out a big overhand right. Winn pushing forward, looking to work in tight and fires a few big shots of his own. Both men throwing at full power. Spicely slips briefly and has to cover up, but he backs away and resets. Winn holding the center and throwing big punches. Spicely grabs a clinch and lands a knee, then falls to the floor. Winn isn’t interested in following. Spicely gets back to the feet. Halfway through the round. Spicely struggling to keep space. Winn charging forward with big punches. Spicely lands a big knee that forces his opponent to retreat. Spicely following and gets tot he clinch and lands another knee. Winn finally starting to slow a little bit. Spicely leaps forward with a knee. Winn’s output slowing, but it’s still coming at full power. Winn slips on a high kick to close. MMA Junkie leans toward Winn in the first, 10-9, but it feels the momentum is shifting.
Round 2 – Winn teases a takedown but doesn’t get inside. Spicely trying to work from range, but Winn firing those big punches again. Power punches coming from both hands, and he digs to the body, as well. Stiff jab for Winn. Spicely covering up and trying to counter, but Winn’s volume making that a problem. Winn working the body. Spicely starting to fade. He’s covering up against the cage, but he’s got to answer back. He finally moves off the fence and back to the center. Spicely gets the clinch again and fires a knee, but he can’t hold the position. Winn talks him back to the fence. Spicely trying to cover up and return fire. Winn getting the best of it, but Spicely is swinging back. Spicely with a jab, and he takes a deep breath. He’s tired. Winn is slowing a little, but he’s still the one pushing the pace. Spicely with another clinch and a few knees, but Winn reels off a few big shots to the body. Non-stop work from these guys into the final minute. Straight from Spicely, but Winn answers back with powerful hooks. They finally take a little break in the closing seconds. MMA Junkie gives the second to Winn, 10-9.
Round 3 – Spicely breathing heavily but smiles at the start and throws a big right hand. Winn again starts with high pressure, walking forward and rattling off big punches. Spicely counters with a knee, and Winn has to retreat briefly. Big left hand from Spicely. Winn finally on the back foot. He shoots forward, but Spicely stuffs it and lands a big knee. Winn a little wobbly as he retreats. Spicely trying to press, but he’s clearly exhausted. Another clinch from Spicely, and he drives the inside a few times. Winn presses him to the cage. He lands a few punches before Spicely is able to slip away. Winn is cut over the left eye. He’s trying to dance on the outside a bit. He’s teasing takedowns but doesn’t shoot. Spicely just can’t really capitalize, coming in on less than a week’s notice and fighting at a torrid pace. Into the final minute, and Winn is pressing again. He slips on a high kick but pops back up. Winn peeking at the clock. They punch until the end. MMA Junkie gives the final round to Spicely, 10-9, but awards the fight to Winn, 29-28. Wild start to the night.
Result: Deron Winn def. Eric Spicely via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Photos: Deron Winn vs. Eric Spicely photos
Records: Eric Spicely (12-5, 2-5 UFC), Deron Winn (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Judging: Eric Colon (29-28, giving Winn rounds 1 and 2), Matthew Mesardjian (29-28, giving Winn rounds 1 and 2), Chris Lee (29-28, giving Winn rounds 1 and 2)
Ariane Lipski vs. Molly McCann
Round 1 – McCann looking to press early, and she lands a low kick. Both women looking lively, and McCann is the one walking forward, though Lipski counters well. Lipski using long, straight punches, trying to utilize her reach advantage. McCann walking forward and delivers a big right hand. She has no concern at getting in the pocket and mixing it up. Lipski answering with straight punches and just misses with a big knee. Spinning kick to the body for McCann, and she partially lands with a big hook. McCann landing with powerful hooks as she looks to brawl. Lipski trying to stay at distance and land her crisp straights. Two minutes remain. Lipski still lacing out quick strikes that find the mark, but McCann is having success with an aggressive game. Big right for McCann, who slips the reply. Lipski mixing in a few kicks, as well, but McCann moving well and stays away. McCann with a late slamming takedown, and she postures up to acknowledge the crowd. Showmanship at its finest. Round ends there, and MMA Junkie gives it to McCann, 10-9.
Round 2 – Crowd chanting “Meatball” to start the second, and McCann is again the one moving forward. Lipski kicks the legs, but McCann walking through it and looking to throw heavy punches. Lipski has quick, straight punches, but McCann’s just seem to have more pop behind them. Spinning elbow from McCann. Lipski throwing in combinations, and she’s having some success. High kick lands for Lipski, but a counter right sends Lipski to the floor. McCann decides not to follow, and Lipski is brought to the feet. McCann happy to brawl. Lipski not avoiding the exchanges, but McCann is getting the best of it. The big left hand lands again for McCann. It’s not one-sided, but McCann continues to get the best of it. Another late takedown for McCann, and she steps over to mount and drives in elbows at the bell. MMA Junkie gives it again to McCann, 10-9.
Round 3 – McCann works to the center, though Lipski lands a low kick. Straight punches for Lipski, who is looking to be the aggressor, but McCann seems unbothered by it. Big punches for McCann, though Lipski lands with a nice knee to the body. McCann backs away for a bit but is quick to start the forward movement again. McCann loading up on the big left hand, but Lipski countering it well. She lands a nice elbow in tight, and McCann is sliced open. Blood streaming down the right side of her face from a cut up near the hairline. The eye is clean despite the volume of blood rushing out. McCann still throwing well. She doubles up on a left hand. Ali shuffle from McCann. She’s putting on a show. One minute left. Lipski changes levels but can’t do anything with it. Straight punches landing for Lipski. McCann asks for a brawl in the final seconds, and Lipski obliges. They trade until the bell. MMA Junkie gives the final round to Lipski, 10-9, but awards the fight to McCann, 29-28.
Result: Molly McCann def. Ariane Lipski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Photos: Molly McCann vs. Ariane Lipski photos
Records: Ariane Lipski (11-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Molly McCann (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Referee: Jimmy Neely
Judging: Nikki Messer (30-27), Dr. Kevin James (30-27), Derek Cleary (30-27)
Allen Crowder vs. Jair Rozenstruik
Round 1 – Rozenstruik sets up in the center. Crowder moves forward, but a jab sits him down. Rozenstruik charges forward and lands a big right hand to his grounded opponent. Two more follow, but he was already out. Vicious.
Result: Jair Rozenstruik def. Allen Crowder via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:09
Recap: Jair Rozenstruik picks up second-fastest KO in UFC heavyweight history
Photos: Jair Rozenstruik vs. Allen Crowder photos
Records: Allen Crowder (10-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC), Jair Rozenstruik (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC)
Referee: Blake Grice
Matt Wiman vs. Luis Pena
Round 1 – Wiman with an early low kick, but Pena pushes forward with punches over the top. Pena grabs a clinch and tries to land knees inside. Wiman defending well so far, but Pena continues throwing. Short elbows inside. Wiman is cut over the left eye, and the blood is flowing. It’s a nasty cut, but the doctor decides to let him continue. Bit surprising. Wiman shoots on the restart and gets the takedown, but Pena is able to scramble up and land another elbow inside. Wiman trying to press the action. He drives forward for a takedown. Pena hits a switch and turns to the top and starts unleashing punches from the top. Wiman tangling up the legs and trying to attack, but Pena is able to spin through and stay safe. It is slowing his offense while he focuses on the escapes. Still, Pena finding opportunities to punch. Wiman is bleeding badly, and it’s smeared all over his face. Wiman still trying to attack the leg, but Pena easily pushing it aside. Wiman briefly crawls to his feet, but he goes rather willingly to the floor. He crawls up, and Pena threatens the back. Wiman has to settle back to the floor. Pena tees off with punches. He looks for a choke at the bell, but he runs out of time. Wiman’s face is an absolute mess. MMA Junkie gives it to Pena, 10-8.
Round 2 – Referee Dan Miragliotta wants the cut looked at again. Wiman insistent he should continue, and the doctors allow it. Pena aggressive on the restart with strikes. Wiman shoots inside, but Pena defends it with relative ease. Wiman again just relentless with attacks on the leg, so Pena pulls away and forces a restart on the feet. Flying knee from Pena, but Wiman answers back, walking forward with strikes. Pena now with the takedown and looks for the back. Wiman turns, but Pena able to get the arm-triangle choke in place. Wiman defends it will and scrambles free, but Pena adjusts and settles back on top after the transition. Wiman’s cut is open again, and the blood is flowing freely. Pena smothering from the top. Wiman as tough as they come, but he’s got no real offense from his back. He’s trying to go after the legs, but Pena has no trouble slipping through the attacks and keeping the top position. Pena able to get to mount. Wiman turns, but Pena is on the back. Wiman defends the choke well, but he can’t get Pena off his back. Round ends there. MMA Junkie again gives it to Pena, 10-8.
Round 3 – Wiman pressing to start the third. He’s covered in blood, but he’s trying. Pena lands a few stiff punches, and Wiman stumbles to the floor. Pena moves forward and looks to finish the fight. Punches unleashed, and Miragliotta calls a merciful end to the contest. Rough return for Wiman.
Result: Luis Pena def. Matt Wiman via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:14
Photos: Luis Pena vs. Matt Wiman photos
Records: Luis Pena (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Matt Wiman (16-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC)
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Ashley Yoder vs. Syuri Kondo
Round 1 – Quick start, and Yoder is looking to press the action, though Kondo swinging back with some success. Yoder keeps pressing, and she’s able to drive the action to the floor. Yoder has the right arm isolated, and she’s trying to set up an armbar. Kondo alert and looks to get her hands clasped. Kondo still trapped, even though the arm is now safe, and Yoder lands a few big strikes. Yoder able to slip around to the back. She’s got a hook in, but Kondo able to turns and get her back to the canvas. Left forearm smashes to the head multiple times, but Kondo scrambling and looking to get free. Yoder keeping firm control on top. She’s now in side control and looking to set something up. Kondo turns to her knees, and Yoder slips around to the back. She’s looking to get an arm under the neck. Kondo defending well. One minute left. Yoder gives up on the choke and looks to strike. Kondo covering well, bu Yoder turns out for the armbar. It’s not there, so Yoder quickly stacks back up and stays on top until the end, punching away until the bell. MMA Junkie gives the round to Yoder, 10-8.
Round 2 – Yoder looking to press forward again, though Kondo able to slip in a few knees and punches at the start. Undaunted, Yoder pushes through it and gets to the clinch. Kondo able to slip free of the takedown. Critical. Kondo wants to strike. Yoder changes levels again, and this time she’s able to get the takedown. Kondo scrambling hard to get back to the feet, but Yoder able to just hang on to a leg and then inch back up the body and take the action back to the canvas. She slips immediately to the back. Kondo again doing all the right things in defense, fighting the hands, but she’s not able to attack in the meantime. Yoder working on getting the hooks in, but Kondo is making every advance a difficult proposition. Still, Yoder is in complete control of this fight. She’s not landing as many strikes as she did in the first, but she’s still dominating the positioning and keeping Kondo on alert. Kondo able to ward off the choke, but she can’t get back to her feet. Yoder again tries an armbar late, but it’s not there. MMA Junkie gives it to Yoder, 10-9.
Round 3 – Kondo wants to strike, but Yoder wastes little time in diving for the takedown. As she changes levels, Kondo grabs the neck and looks like she might have a submission in place. She’s cranking on Yoder’s neck, but the risk doesn’t pay off. Yoder able to pop free and take the fight to the floor. She patiently slips over to the mount and then to the back. Kondo still trying desperately to survive, but Yoder is just too much right now. Kondo spins, so Yoder now punching away from the top. Kondo turns again to expose her back, and more punches coming through. Referee Gary Copeland warning her to move, and she does. Yoder dominant, but Kondo refuses to give away the finish. Yoder on the back with a body triangle in place. Short punches coming in from the back. Yoder wants the stoppage, but Kondo has shown an ability to survive. Time winding down, and it seems Kondo is going to survive. Yoder with short punches until the end. MMA Junkie gives Yoder the final round, 10-9, awarding her the fight 30-26.
Result: Ashley Yoder def. Syuri Kondo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-24)
Photos: Ashley Yoder vs. Syuri Kondo photos
Records: Syuri Kondo (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC), Ashley Yoder (7-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC)
Division: Women’s strawweight
Referee: Gary Copeland
Judging: Chris Lee (30-26, giving a 10-8 in round 1), Sal D’Amato (30-25, giving a 10-8 in rounds 1 and 3), Matthew Mesardjian (30-24, giving a 10-8 in rounds 1, 2 and 3)
Dan Ige vs. Kevin Aguilar
Round 1 – Big right hands exchanged early. Both men looks ready to explode. Ige low kick countered by a right hand from Aguilar. Ige chops the leg again. Aguilar’s cut around the nose in the early going. Both men swinging hard to start. Ige chops the leg again. Counter right from Ige. Both men throwing hard, but Ige doing a good job of mixing up the strikes and countering well. Ige kicks the body and a series of punches sends Aguilar to the canvas. Ige hops on top, but Aguilar able to move to guard and slow things down a bit. Aguilar has some blood streaming from over the left eye. Ige grinding away from the top. Aguilar doing a decent job of defending, and he crawls his way back to the feet in the final seconds, landing a few big shots of his own before the bell. MMA Junkie gives it Ige, 10-9.
Round 2 – Quick engagement again, to no one’s surprise. Ige lands a nice right hand over the top. He changes levels and scores a takedown, but Aguilar scrambles well, and Ige slips off. Aguilar now on top, and Ige scrambling. He’s able to get up, but Aguilar has a triangle around the head. Ige slams him to the floor, but Aguilar doesn’t let go. He’s got a crucifix from the back, but Ige is able to turns and pull the arm free. More transitions from Ige, who was in a bad spot but is not controlling from north-south. He moves to side control. Ige able to slip over to mount, but Aguilar feels it and is able to turn immediately, and he’s not in top position in Ige’s guard. Aguilar controlling from the top right now. He’s trying to strike, though Ige doing his best to tie things up underneath. Time winding down, and Aguilar ends up on top. MMA Junkie gives the round to Aguilar, 10-9.
Round 3 – Both men look lively enough to start the third. Both men dig at the body to start. Low kicks traded, as well. Ige thinks takedown, but Aguilar counters perfect and reverses the takedown. Ige knows he can’t stay there and immediately scrambles up and free. Big right hand for Aguilar. Ige answers with one of his own. Aguilar seems to be the one pulling the trigger first right now. Ige countering well, and left hand lands clean. Halfway through the final round, and the pace has settled a bit, but the result still seems to be up in the air. Crisp jab from Ige. Aguilar lands one of his own. Ige with clean right hand that stuns Aguilar. Ige patient as he attacks, but Aguilar is hurt. Left hand lands clean. Knee. Right hand. Aguilar tough as they come, but Ige is teeing off. Not sure how Aguilar is on his feet. Another big left. Final minute, and Ige is in control. Takedown from Aguilar, but Ige scrambles up and away. Big shot sends Aguilar to the floor, but he pops back up. They trade punches until the end. Great late work from Ige, who takes the round on the MMA Junkie card, 10-9, as well as the fight, 29-28.
Result: Dan Ige def. Kevin Aguilar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Photos: Dan Ige vs. Kevin Aguilar photos
Records: Kevin Aguilar (17-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Dan Ige (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC)
Referee: Jimmy Neely
Judging: Derek Cleary (29-28, giving Ige rounds 1 and 3), Nikki Messer (29-28, giving Ige rounds 1 and 3), Eric Colon (29-28, giving Ige rounds 1 and 3)
Kevin Holland vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Round 1 – Di Chirico with an early low kick. Holland wastes no time in rushing forward and clinching, driving the action to the cage. Di Chirico trying to battle his way off the fence. Holland keeps the action there briefly and punches the body, though Di Chirico finally able to pull free. Di Chirico with a jab, and Holland answers with a slapping low kick. Punches traded on the feet. Di Chirico working in combinations, while Holland answering with unorthodox power shots. Spinning kick misses for Holland, but he uses it to move into the clinch again. Di Chirico defends well and is able to spin off the fence, though he can’t pull free. Holland spins again, and he’s staying busy with short punches inside. Spinning shot misses fro Holland as he pulls free. Back and forth at range. Di Chirico having some success there. Elbow inside from Di Chirico. Holland tries to counter with a big knee, but Di Chirico stuffs it and sends him to the canvas. Holland crawls up in the final seconds, and they finish on the feet. MMA Junkie leans toward Di Chirico, 10-9.
Round 2 – Di Chirico kicks the legs, and Holland answers in kind. Holland drives forward and into the clinch again. Di Chirico defends well against the cage. Holland trying to keep the position there, but not a ton going on. He’s got a few short knees and punches inside, but real damage is limited, at best. Crowd getting restless with Holland’s approach, and referee Blake Grice calling for action. Di Chirico briefly breaks free and tries to strike, but Holland is able to quickly regain the position. Di Chirico battles back to the center and looks strike. Two minutes remain. High kicks from Holland, but then he drives in for a takedown. He gets it, but Di Chirico is immediately back on his feet. Short strike lands for Di Chirico. He sees it and tries to follow with a flying knee, but it misses, and they’re back in the clinch. They break away again. Holland is keeping his right hand high and firing it off when he can. Big punches traded at the bell. Holland holds his right shoulder at the bell. MMA Junkie gives it again to Di Chirico, 10-9.
Round 3 – Holland tells his corner between rounds that his shoulder is injured. To his credit, he says exactly the opposite to the referee and the doctors, and this fight carries on. Holland keeping his right hand high to keep the shoulder stationary. Di Chirico not taking advantage of it, and the crowd is booing. Jabs land for Holland. Left hook, as well. He’s not throwing the right hand. Holland with a low kick. Another scores. Di Chirico not doing much of anything. Jab for Holland lands. Low kick for Di Chirico. Halfway through the final round. If Di Chirico knows his opponent is injured, he’s certainly not trying to attack it. Jab for Holland, and Di Chirico just misses a huge right over the top. Holland continues to use his jab and low kick, keeping the right hand chambered. Crowd booing again. Di Chirico has shut down for some reason. He does finally land a hard right in the final minute. Di Chirico has the power, but he’s not landing often. Holland shoots inside but is stuffed, and a flying knee comes up short. Di Chirico in on a late takedown. Holland crawls back to his feet and pounds the head with both hands at the close. Bell sounds. Holland apologizes, but Di Chirico wants nothing to do with it. MMA Junkie gives the final round to Holland, 10-9, but awards the fight to Di Chirico, 29-28. Rounds were close, though. Scores could be anywhere.
Result: Kevin Holland def. Alessio Di Chirico via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Photos: Kevin Holland vs. Alessia Di Chirico photos
Records: Alessio Di Chirico (12-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC), Kevin Holland (16-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
Referee: Blake Grice
Judging: Kevin James (29-28, giving Holland rounds 2 and 3), Chris Lee (29-28, giving Holland rounds 2 and 3), Sal D’Amato (29-28, giving Holland rounds 2 and 3)
Andrea Lee vs. Montana De La Rosa
Round 1 – De La Rosa with a few long jabs to start. Lee pushing forward with combinations. Lee holding the center. De La Rosa moving well on the outside and trying to keep distance as the taller fighter. Nice right hand for De La Rosa, but Lee answers with a stiff jab. De La Rosa high kick blocked. Lee the one walking forward. She lands a stiff jab that wobbles De La Rosa briefly. De La Rosa slips under a strike and takes the fight to the floor with relative ease. She tries to lace the legs, but Lee is able to move to the feet. De La Rosa staying tight, keeping a bodylock in place. Lee with a few knees inside, and De La Rosa forced to back away and reset. Lee throws a kick, and De La Rosa able to drag her to the floor, but she can’t keep the position. Lee gets back to her feet quickly, and she pulls away to reset. Final minute, and De La Rosa again ties things up. She has the clinch, but it’s Lee who lands a few knees inside. Jab from Lee. Knee lands, as well, as De La Rosa is unable to get inside. It’s actually Lee who scores a takedown to close. MMA Junkie gives it the round to Lee, 10-9.
Round 2 – Lee walking forward, and De La Rosa trying to throw long punches from the outside. De La Rosa drives forward and gets the takedown, but again Lee is able to sprawl and scramble and get to her feet. De La Rosa staying tight to the body and trying to hold the action on the floor, but Lee is able to work free. Lee lacing out the jab, and De La Rosa’s nose is bloodied. She tries to shoot inside, but Lee stands her up with relative ease and lands a knee inside. Lee slips a hook and comes back with a counter. De La Rosa trying to mix it up, but she’s at a disadvantage on the feet. De La Rosa rushes forward with a takedown, but Lee’s defense is firm. Lee’s jab on point. She throws a high kick. De La Rosa catches it but can’t get it down. De La Rosa drives forward again, and a second effort gets a takedown. Lee pops back up and defends well in the clinch. De La Rosa has to pull away. Lee looks for another late takedown. De La Rosa tries to wrap the neck, but it’s not there. Round ends on the feet, and MMA Junkie gives it to Lee, 10-9.
Round 3 – Punches traded to start. De La Rosa ducks down but can’t get the takedown. She clinches, and an outside trip does get the action to the floor. Lee pushes down on the head and crawls back to her feet, but De La Rosa again able to slam her to the canvas. Lee works to her feet, exposing her back in the process, but she’s able to quickly break the grip and pull free. Lee certainly the fresher fighter, but she’s being forced to defend, with De La Rosa relentless in her grappling efforts. Lee slips on a high kick, and De La Rosa tries to latch in a choke from the front. It’s not there, so she has to let go as she falls to her back. De La Rosa with a high guard, and she’s working hard to get something going. She teases the armbar a few times, but it’s not there. Lee punches the body and starts to strike up top, as well. De La Rosa gets into position for an armbar but loses the limb. Lee scrambles and briefly locks in an inverted triangle. De La Rosa pulls free, and Lee moves to her back. Round ends there. MMA Junkie gives the final round to De La Rosa, 10-9, but awards the fight to Lee, 29-28. Could be a clean sweep. Impressive.
Result: Andrea Lee def. Montana De La Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Recap: Andrea Lee outworks Montana De La Rosa for decision win
Records: Montana De La Rosa (10-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Andrea Lee (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC)
Division: Women’s flyweight
Referee: Gary Copeland
Judging: Derek Cleary (30-27), Matthew Mesardjian (30-27), Eric Colon (29-28, giving Lee rounds 1 and 2)
Andre Ewell vs. Anderson dos Santos
Round 1 – Both men studying to start. It’s dos Santos looking to press a little bit. Ewell moving well on the outside and looking to return fire. Both men picking up the pace a little and throwing hard. Some success for both men, but nothing too clean. Inside for dos Santos, and he pushes the action to the cage. Ewell fights well against the cage and remains upright. They move back to the center, and both men tee off. Ewell with a stiff left hand. Blood coming from dos Santos’ nose, but he says he wants more. Ewell happy to bring it. Big shots being traded, and both men are smiling. Ewell gaining serious momentum. The left hand is landing. Forward movement from dos Santos, but he’s being countered to great effect by Ewell. Round ends on the feet, and MMA Junkie gives it Ewell, 10-9.
Round 2 – Good start from dos Santos, who’s looking to be aggressive and push the pace. Ewell still moving well, slipping away and avoiding the biggest blows and then setting up the counter. Punches see dos Santos work his way close enough for a takedown, but Ewell is able to turn and pull free. Brief timeout as dos Santos complains of an eyepoke. Doctors check him out, but we carry on, and Ewell receives a warning. Quick pace on the restart. The aggression really is coming from dos Santos, but Ewell has been moving well and then scoring with the left hand. He slips and adds a few punches behind it in a vicious combination. His quickness is doing wonders. Ewell slips a little, but dos Santos can’t capitalize. Blood streaming down dos Santos’ face now. He changes levels and scores the takedown. He quickly slides to mount, but Ewell is able to turn to slide out the back door, moving immediately to his feet. Big escape. Final minute unfolding, and it’s still the long, quick punches of Ewell doing the damage. Little tongue wagging from dos Santos for some reason, but he’s getting touched up. Round ends on the feet, and MMA Junkie gives it to Ewell, 10-9.
Round 3 – Quick start in the third. Ewell has the quick, big shots, while dos Santos is still driving forward and trying to brawl. Takedown attempt from dos Santos, but Ewell able to pull free. Great pace still in the final round. Both men looking to scrap. Another level change from dos Santos, and this time he is able to slam the action to the canvas. Ewell in full guard right now. It’s dos Santos on top and looking to strike, but Ewell is doing a good job of squirming underneath and keeping dos Santos busy. Short punches from dos Santos, and he slips over to mount. Less than two minutes remain. Elbow lands for dos Santos. Ewell able to kick off the cage and create enough room to rise. He’s upright, but dos Santos is on the outside and holding position, trying to set up a takedown. Nothing there, and they return to the center in the final minute. Ewell still loading the big left. They trade punches at the bell. Great fight. MMA Junkie gives the final round to dos Santos, 10-9, but awards the fight to Ewell, 29-28.
Result: Andre Ewell def. Anderson dos Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Records: Anderson dos Santos (20-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC), Andre Ewell (15-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Referee: Gary Copeland
Renato Moicano vs. Chan Sung Jung
Round 1 –
Records: Renato Moicano (13-2-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC), Chan Sung Jung (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC)
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